**Official Missouri vs. Iowa Music City Bowl Thread - 12/30/20 - 3:00pm - ESPN**

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Could be a fun game with a bunch of backups playing.
 

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Harty wants it shut down
 

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High of 45 with rain in the forecast.
 

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Not really familiar with the music city bowl as i normally just watch NY6 if hawks arent playing. Is it a "good" bowl or is it a relative of the taxslayer
 

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It is better than the Taxslayer, but not by much.
The Gator Bowl has had 20+ ranked teams play since 2000. The Music City Bowl, Iowa is the 6th.
Dec 30th at 2:30 compared to Gator Bowl historically being on the 1st or 2nd.

I agree they are similar in order of picking, but Gator Bowl has history.
 

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The Gator Bowl has had 20+ ranked teams play since 2000. The Music City Bowl, Iowa is the 6th.
Dec 30th at 2:30 compared to Gator Bowl historically being on the 1st or 2nd.

I agree they are similar in order of picking, but Gator Bowl has history.
It's in Jacksonville, FL

That means it is worse.
 

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So, who's going? (I'm sure someone is)
 

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Leaving aside personal travel, there are three tiers of bowls:

NY6
P5 opponent
G5 opponent

within tiers it’s just about the opponent. The citrus has better history, but if Iowa somehow landed in the Mayo Bowl against a top 10 Clemson team that would clearly be great.
 

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Leaving aside personal travel, there are three tiers of bowls:

NY6
P5 opponent
G5 opponent

within tiers it’s just about the opponent. The citrus has better history, but if Iowa somehow landed in the Mayo Bowl against a top 10 Clemson team that would clearly be great.
To the national media, there is only the playoffs. All else is just filler for ESPN programming
 
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On the news down here in Mizzou country they stated the Tigers turned down a New Year’s Day bowl to stay closer to home. Did Iowa do the same or simply get hosed?
 

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Not saying that you are wrong, but that is fucking insane. Unless of course the TaxSlayer bowl is a New Years Day Bowl!!! that Missouri turned down.
 
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Not saying that you are wrong, but that is fucking insane. Unless of course the TaxSlayer bowl is a New Years Day Bowl!!! that Missouri turned down.
Yeah no clue if it’s true. That’s just what Mr. Kilcoyne said on the STL sports report last night.
 
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Not saying that you are wrong, but that is fucking insane. Unless of course the TaxSlayer bowl is a New Years Day Bowl!!! that Missouri turned down.
Could not find the Jan 1 reference but this is similar...

Mizzou also considered the Outback and Gator bowls, both Jan. 2 games in Florida, but favored the Music City so that more players’ families could attend the game. Missouri coach Eli Drinkwitz said playing the earlier bowl also affords the players a chance to return to their hometowns for Christmas and New Year’s.
 

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Outback and Gator bowls? They are a 0.500 team through 10 games
 

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Mizzou is such a power in the CFB world, they get their choice.
 

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According to STLsboops.pirdsonthepats.fart the Cardinals turned down a World Series appearance last year so the players could spend Halloween at home with their families.
 
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Outback and Gator bowls? They are a 0.500 team through 10 games
Did you see who is playing in the Outback Bowl? 4-5 Ole' Miss

Did you see who is playing in the Gator Bowl? 4-6 Kentucky

I actually do think Missouri turned down these bowls and preferred the Music City Bowl.
 

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Wouldn’t be surprised if teams had a lot of say in what bowls games they played this year. Anything to avoid a cancellation.
 

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Traditional SEC blue blood MIZZOU would get first pick in any scenario.
 

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Did you see who is playing in the Outback Bowl? 4-5 Ole' Miss

Did you see who is playing in the Gator Bowl? 4-6 Kentucky

I actually do think Missouri turned down these bowls and preferred the Music City Bowl.
No I didn’t. Thank you
 

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On the news down here in Mizzou country they stated the Tigers turned down a New Year’s Day bowl to stay closer to home. Did Iowa do the same or simply get hosed?
Parent of a player told me same last night. It wasn't like some badge of honor, but maybe hoping some fans would show up on their side.
 

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I get making fun of this under normal circumstances, but Missouri absolutely was the better team with the better record and looks like they did actually get their choice.
 
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